Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2010


The name Chave on a bottle from the northern Rhône is usually a better than ordinary set of odds.

This wine is a medium to pronounced intensity expression of ruby in colour and bright in the glass. On the nose, it has restrained aromatics of spirit, brooding earth, spice and pepper, although its youthfulness is overlayed by a spirit character.  On the palate, it is dry with medium acidity, light to medium tannins, medium body and intensity, and flavours of plums, spices, stalks, pepper and medium length.  This is a good wine, but is somewhat disjointed I felt initially due to its spirity character.  It may be a bit simple for the price (in A$ that is).  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $50
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Website: http://www.yannchave.com/front/index.php
Tasted: 2012
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Crozes Hermitage
February 8, 2013
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  1. Only tried Yann Chave's "Le Rouvre". Available from Prince. Not sure what it is here as the only bottle i've bought was in the UK (tad under 20 quid - about $36).

    I think I'd buy here at the $

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  2. Haven't tried that one, but anything with "Chave" on it tends to be pretty good! I wasn't entirely convinced by this one at $50, but it's pretty solid for a Crozes which I usually find a bit of a random walk ...

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